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Adam Rothman


Associate Professor


Department of History
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+1 202-687-8988


601 ICC

Office hours

M 2-4 and by appointment


Adam Rothman is an Associate Professor of History in the History Department.

He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Atlantic history, 19th century U.S history, and the history of slavery.

Rothman's book, *Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South*, was published by Harvard University Press early in 2005.

In 2007, he co-authored *Major Problems in Atlantic History* (Houghton Mifflin) with his colleague Alison Games.

Rothman is an expert in the history of the United States from the Revolution to the Civil War, and in the history of slavery and abolition in the Atlantic world.

He is currently researching the history of emancipation in the United States, and the history of New Orleans as a cosmopolitan city in the 19th century. His book, Beyond Freedom's Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery, will be published by Harvard University Press in February 2015.

He is an OAH Distinguished Lecturer. For more information about Professor Rothman's lectures, see

You can follow me on Twitter at @arothmanhistory.


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  • Ph.D. (2000) Columbia University,
  • B.A. (1993) Yale University,